Fumblin' With the Blues
Tom Waits Lyrics


Friday left me fumblin' with the blues
And it's hard to win when you always lose
Because the nightspots spend your spirit
Beat your head against the wall
Two dead ends and you've still got to choose

You know the bartenders
They all know my name
And they catch me when I'm pulling up lame
And I'm a pool-shooting-shimmy-shyster shaking my head
When I should be living clean instead

You know the ladies I've been seeing off and on
Well they spend your love and then they're gone
You can't be lovin' someone who is savage and cruel
Take your love and then they leave on out of town
No they do

Well now fallin' in love is such a breeze
But its standin' up that's so hard for me
I want to squeeze you but I'm scared to death I'd break your back
You know your perfume
Well it won't let me be

You know the bartenders all know my name
And they catch me when I'm pulling up lame
And I'm a pool-shooting-shimmy-shyster shaking my head
When I should be living clean instead

Come on baby
Let your love light shine
Gotta bury me inside of your fire
Because your eyes are 'nough to blind me
You're like a-looking at the sun
You gotta whisper tell me I'm the one
Come on and whisper tell me I'm the one
Gotta whisper tell me I'm the one
Come on and whisper tell me I'm the one

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Written by: TOM WAITS

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Jake Boi

Friday left me fumbling with the blues
And it's hard to win when you always lose
Because the nightspots spend your spirit
Beat your head against the wall
Two dead ends and you've still got to choose

You know the bartenders they all know my name
And they catch me when I'm pulling up lame
And I'm a pool-shooting-shimmy-shyster shaking my head
When I should be living clean instead

You know the ladies I've been seeing off and on
Well they spend your love and then they're gone
You can't be lovin' someone who is savage and cruel
Take your love and then they leave on out of town, no they do

Well now falling in love is such a breeze
But its standing up that's so hard for me
I wanna squeeze you but I'm scared to death I'd break your back
You know your perfume well it won't let me be

And you know the bartenders all know my name
And they catch me when I'm pulling up lame
And I'm a pool-shooting-shimmy-shyster shaking my head
When I should be living clean instead



Well, come on baby let your love light shine
Gotta bury me inside of your fire
Because your eyes are enough to blind me
You're like a-looking at the sun
You gotta whisper tell me I'm the one
Come on and whisper tell me I'm the one
Gotta whisper tell me I'm the one
Come on and whisper tell me I'm the one



All comments from YouTube:

Dimitri Wolfs

Two dead ends and you still gotta choose!

Evan Laughlin

That is life and living the blues

Raul Souza

this dude simply has the suppreme drunk undead in the alleyway at midnight vibes

Simon Loveland

Love Jim Gordon's drumming. You just can't tell when he changes from brushes in the verse to sticks in the chorus, because it's so smooth and seamless - Genuine professional, old school drummer!!!

Om 1000

This could be my favorite song by Tom waits ❤️😍what can I say the guy is a genius 👍🤦🏻‍♀️🌹

Hibon Marie

Oh my god this song makes one want to do......things !

eltonsmor

Its my go to seduce him song

Billy Catain

Absolutely love his sound on "The Heart of Saturday Night". Thanks for the upload.

sandyman1960

its class man

slitor

feels...the fucking feels

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